Reminder to 2016 QLD State team members that your deposit for Hobart is due by August 26th.

The HA Women’s Masters Council wish to advise that nominations for players and officials for Trans Tasman Challenge 2017 are now open online.  The links for relevant EOIs are listed below.

Player nominations – $45 payment required

Coach/Assistant Coach

Team Manager

Massage Therapist

Umpires panel

Technical panel

Brief details:
The Trans Tasman Challenge will be held in Whangarei, New Zealand Tuesday 2 May to Saturday 6 May 2017.
Teams will be selected at the 2016 National Masters Championships to be held in Hobart Friday 7 October to Saturday 15 October in the following age divisions –
Over 35s, Over 40s, Over 45s, Over 50s, Over 55s, Over 60s.
Australian Women’s teams to compete at the Trans Tasman will be determined by entries received from New Zealand in each age category.  All age groups will be selected in Hobart in anticipation of all divisions competing.
Teams are selected on merit and players must be age eligible and is determined by the age as at 31 December 2017.  (eg. to be selected in the Over 45 team players must be turning 45 or older in 2017).
Pre-tournament training in Whangarei will be organised for all teams on the days prior to commencement of the tournament and all players and their team officials must be in attendance for all training sessions.
Player cost:
Participation is at player’s full expense and anticipated cost is $950 which includes accommodation, entry fee, training, airport transfers, team transport, official dinners and team levy.
Uniform is an additional expense. The playing uniform will be the same as worn at the World Cup in 2016.
Official cost:
Participation is at official’s full expense and anticipated cost is $900 which includes accommodation, transfers, team transport, and any official dinners that may be arranged.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION for consideration when nominating:
The Australian Women’s Contingent commitment will be from Saturday 29 April until Sunday 7 May 2017.
Whangarei is approximately 2.5 hour drive north of Auckland.
All contingent players and officials are required to meet at Auckland airport by 4pm on Saturday 29 April.
Chartered bus transfers from Auckland airport to Whangarei are arranged for all members of the contingent with departure from Auckland airport at 5pm on Saturday 29 April. Return transfer back to Auckland airport will depart from Whangarei at 7.30am on Sunday 7 May to allow for flights back to Australia departing after midday on Sunday afternoon.
Air Travel arrangements to and from Auckland are the responsibility of selected players and officials at their own expense. If selected in an Australian team, players and officials must be aware of their commitment to the required times as outlined.
All selected players and appointed officials will be required to stay at the accommodation booked by HAWMC.  Due to the style of accommodation available in Whangarei the Australian Women’s teams will not be accommodated together at one establishment. Teams will be allocated to separate Motels in Whangarei all in close proximity to the tournament venue and facilities. Mini vans will be used as team transport for the week in Whangarei.